Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are.
There is a time for some things, and a time for all things; a time for great things, and a time for small things.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
The real tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self-denial. Beautiful sins, like beautiful things, are the privilege of the rich.
The body is affected by the image of the thing, in the same way as if the thing were actually present.